Dogs really are man’s best friend. They are such loving, loyal companions, and their love can mean the world to people — especially those who have so little else.
Dogs have been important companions to homeless people, so much so that we’ve seen stories of people putting their dogs’ wellbeing over their own.
Recently, one homeless man was seen doing something unexpected and heartwarming for his dog: he threw him a birthday party. And when the sweet act was spotted by a bystander, the stranger was moved to help.
A man named Choco José Luis Matos has been living on the streets of Colombia for several years. According to The Dodo, he ended up homeless after escaping from an abusive home.
Fending for himself on the streets, Choco relies on the love of his two best friends: his dogs, Nena and Shaggy.
It was one recent act of love to his dogs that caught a bystander by surprise, and brought his story to the world.
A stranger saw Choco in a park in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and noticed the dogs had party hats on.
Then, Choco began to sing, and brought out a cake with candles. It turns out, it was Shaggy’s birthday. And even though he had so little, Choco still decided to have a surprise party for his beloved pet, even singing for him.
The stranger recorded the sweet act, and the video soon went viral online. People were moved that this man would go out of his way to do something special for his dogs, even though he has so little.
The stranger offered to help Choco, as did many others who were moved by his story.
People have been donating food and supplies to Choco and his pets, and he’s also become quite a local celebrity. One video shows people gathering around to take photos with Choco and his dogs:
With all this new help, it seems Choco’s life is starting to turn around, and hopefully he won’t be on the streets much longer.
According to Yahoo News Malaysia, Choco has said he wants to pursue music and open an animal shelter.
We hope he’ll soon be able to throw even bigger and better doggie birthday parties for many years to come.
What a sweet story: it’s so heartwarming to see someone go out of their way to do something so nice for their pets, especially when they have so little.
We’re glad Choco and his dogs are getting so much help from strangers, and hope everything will be better for them for now on.
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